C. Tofan, W.J. van der Wolf, P.A. van Laar
Pages: 601 pages
Shipping Weight: 800 gram
Published: 10-2014
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (softcover) : 9789058508300

Product Description

According to the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, a refugee is a person who ‘Owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of their nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail him/herself of the protection of that country.’The concept of a refugee was expanded by the Conventions’ 1967 Protocol and by regional conventions in Africa and Latin America to include persons who had fled war or other violence in their home country. A person who is seeking to be recognized as a refugee is an asylum seeker. Refugees are identified as a legal group in response to the large numbers of people fleeing Eastern Europe following World War II. The lead international agency coordinating refugee protection is the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which counted 8,400,000 refugees worldwide at the beginning of 2006. This was the lowest number since 1980. The major exception is the group of 4,300,000 Palestinian refugees under the authority of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), who are the only group to be granted refugee status to the descendants of refugees according to the above definition.

The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants gives the world total as 62 refugees and estimates there are over 34,000,000 displaced by war, including internally displaced persons, who remain within the same national borders. The majority of refugees who leave their country seek asylum in countries neighboring their country of nationality. The "durable solutions" to refugee populations, as defined by UNHCR and governments, are: voluntary repatriation to the country of origin; local integration into the country of asylum; and resettlement to a third country. The status of refugees has become very important due to the increasing number of refugees all over the world. Developing and maintaining legal frameworks on their status has proven to be an essential topic in national as well as international law. Clarity and transparency are major issues in this legal area, for refugees do not have similar access to information as ordinary citizens of a country. Therefore, a detailed global collection on existing legislation is highly important in the legal arena.

With these publications, we have tried to provide the first stepping stone towards a more structured and accessible framework of legislation on refugees.

Volume 1   ISBN: 9789058508300 (07-2009)
Volume 2   ISBN: 9789058508317 (07-2009)
Volume 3   ISBN: 9789058508324 (07-2009)
Volume 4   ISBN: 9789058508331 (08-2009)
Volume 5   ISBN: 9789058508348 (08-2009)
Volume 6   ISBN: 9789058508355 (09-2009)
Volume 7   ISBN: 9789058508362 (09-2009)
Volume 8   ISBN: 9789058508379 (09-2009)
Volume 9   ISBN: 9789058505283 (07-2010, environmental refugees)
Volume 10 ISBN: 9789056440497 (2014, 2nd edition)
Volume 11 ISBN: 9789056440503 (2014, 2nd edition)
Volume 12 ISBN: 9789056440510 (2014, 2nd edition)
Volume 13 ISBN: 9789056440411 (2013)
Volume 14 ISBN: 9789056440428 (2013)
Volume 15 ISBN: 9789056440435 (2013)
Volume 16 ISBN: 9789056440442 (2013)
Volume 17 ISBN: 9789056440459 (2013)
Volume 18 ISBN: 9789056440466 (2013)
Volume 19 ISBN: 9789056440473 (2013)
Volume 20 ISBN: 9789056440480 (2013)
Volume 21 ISBN: 9789056441500 (2014)
Volume 22 ISBN: 9789056441517 (2014)
Volume 23 ISBN: 9789056441524 (2014)
Volume 24 ISBN: 9789056441531 (2014)
Volume 25 ISBN: 9789056441548 (2014)
Volume 26 ISBN: 9789056441555 (2014)